Librivox recording of Shirley by Charlotte Brontë.
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Shirley is an 1849 social novel by the English novelist Charlotte Brontë. It was Brontë's second published novel after Jane Eyre (originally published under Brontë's pseudonym Currer Bell). The novel is set in Yorkshire in the period 1811–1812, during the industrial depression resulting from the Napoleonic Wars and the War of 1812. The novel is set against a backdrop of the Luddite uprisings in the Yorkshire textile industry.
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chapter 31 - "Which the Genteel Reader is Recommended to Skip, Low Persons Being Here Introduced". Well excuse me! Mrs Charlotte Bell Nicholls nee Bronte. Perish the thought! not :)
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January 1, 2015 Subject:
I found the poor quality of sound so distracting that I couldn't listen beyond chapter 7 or so. Expertise of readers varied considerably. The story itself is great.